Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at hub with Carla. Pours red with off-white foam. Smells lightly sweet. Tastes like a pretty standard red with a little more bitterness.
pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours out deep gold/amber, clear and without sediment. Small but lasting cramy cap, whitish colour. Light lacing in the glass. Aroma has a whiff of spicy west coast hops, below that is caramel malt. Flavour is of caramel malt as the base, light toasty profile, laid overtop is a dose of grapefruity hops with a spicey kick. Slight grassy and citrusy aftertaste with lingering caramel malt taste. Medium bodied with active carbonation to propel the bitterness. Malty pale ale with a nice IBU count, quaffable, solid.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer. Very similar to a NW IPA, just malted up a bit. The pour is a bright copper mahaogany body with a thin half finger of beige head. The nose is sweet with slight honey and fruits. Citrus and tropical notes permeate the hoppiness. The taste is similar to the nose, with tons of sweet caramel malts in the middle and a finish of grapefruit resinous hops. Overall, this is a great beer and a fantastic hoppy session beer.
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle poured hazy amber into glass with about 2 fingers of off-white head settling to a decent lace. Aromas of caramel and floral hops and some earthy notes as well. Taste is predominantly hops with some malts in the background. Body is medium and carbonation adequate, providing a nice mouthfeel. A nicely balanced ale which is quite enjoyable.
Drink4Satan (670) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lush, hazy red clay colour with a sudsy beige head that leaves globs of lacing. The aroma is worty and earthy with undertones of pine resin. Other nuances of doughy malt, caramel, and sweet yams come to mind. The flavour is equally worty but with more bitterness than can be perceived in the aroma. The hop character is muted, but the hop bitterness remains. This is indicative of an old bottle, therefore I cannot truly attest to the fresh hoppy flavour this beer may have closer to its born-on date. The hop character I can pick out is of soft citrus, typical of centennial hops. Booze is not hidden so well for 5.8% abv. The mouthfeel is silky, yet is thin-medium bodied. Medium palate duration with some bitterness and caramel malt lingering. I wish I could have tried this fresher.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A real nice blend of caramel, flowers and grass. This is a wonderful beer.
Cybercat (2993) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a dark coppery golden with a thick, yellow-beige head. Rich, malty aroma has a spicy undertone. Mouth-filling malty flavor has tones of cloves and fruit as well as hints of caramel and hops. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves behind a fruity finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at BikeBar. Nice floral pine aroma. Taste is pine resin. Decent stuff.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange and grapefruit citrus hops over thick malts in the nose. Clear burnished copper coloured body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to a thin partial cover with some small lacing. Flavour follows aroma with some graininess. Medium body and carbonation to match. Sampled on tap at Alibi Room.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours an amber color with a nice big white head. Nose is big with melanoidins and other hop laden umami balloons. Nice chewy mouthfeel with a big hop bite in the tail. Very tasty red with a crisp and earthy pine-full mouthfeel and finish. Yum!